Period
to 27 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Packer skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Packer over the 6 months to 27 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Hashicorp Packer
UK > England
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 591 489 534
Rank change year-on-year -102 +45 +57
Contract jobs citing Packer 171 76 197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.22% 0.30%
As % of the Systems Management category 1.51% 1.32% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 62 142
10th Percentile £469 £425 £350
25th Percentile £513 £430 £456
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £586 £500 £550
Median % change year-on-year +17.20% -9.09% -
75th Percentile £675 £569 £605
90th Percentile £708 £629 £688
UK median daily rate £581 £500 £550
% change year-on-year +16.10% -9.09% -

Packer is in the Systems Management category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for systems management skills.

All Systems Management Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for systems management skills 11,323 5,736 9,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.21% 16.47% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,287 4,061 6,622
10th Percentile £359 £313 £263
25th Percentile £463 £406 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £580 £597
90th Percentile £726 £656 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 121 241
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.75 £12.44
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.02 £14.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +37.14% -
75th Percentile £41.65 £50.00 £26.75
90th Percentile £63.73 £61.25 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £21.35 £31.75 £17.75
% change year-on-year -32.76% +78.87% +1.43%

Packer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Packer as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Packer in England

Packer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Packer in England.

Daily rate trend for Packer in England

Packer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Packer in England over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Packer in England

Packer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Packer within the England region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London -135 81 £613 +22.50% 21
North of England -34 29 £575 +27.78% 8
North West -34 16 £625 +38.89% 6
South East -67 15 £550 +7.84% 4
Midlands - 14 £496 - 2
West Midlands - 12 £496 - 2
Yorkshire - 8 £575 -
East of England - 7 £550 - 6
North East -2 5 £475 -5.00% 2
South West -46 5 £513 +3.80% 4
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
Packer
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Packer also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Packer.

1 156 (91.23%) Terraform
2 132 (77.19%) AWS
3 122 (71.35%) DevOps
4 113 (66.08%) Linux
5 107 (62.57%) Docker
6 101 (59.06%) Ansible
7 90 (52.63%) CI/CD
8 84 (49.12%) Kubernetes
9 75 (43.86%) Jenkins
10 72 (42.11%) Python
11 67 (39.18%) Git (software)
12 64 (37.43%) Configuration Management
13 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
14 58 (33.92%) AWS CloudFormation
15 54 (31.58%) Bash
15 54 (31.58%) Puppet
16 50 (29.24%) Consul
17 49 (28.65%) GitLab
18 47 (27.49%) Azure
19 44 (25.73%) Security Cleared
20 43 (25.15%) GCP
21 40 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
22 39 (22.81%) VMware
23 37 (21.64%) SC Cleared
24 36 (21.05%) Social Skills
25 35 (20.47%) Infrastructure as Code
25 35 (20.47%) Docker Swarm
25 35 (20.47%) PowerShell
25 35 (20.47%) Amazon EC2
26 34 (19.88%) Ruby

Packer
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (12.28%) nginx
2 17 (9.94%) Traefik
3 14 (8.19%) Confluence
4 11 (6.43%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.85%) Apache
6 3 (1.75%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.17%) JBoss
8 1 (0.58%) Drupal
8 1 (0.58%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.58%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.58%) Mule
8 1 (0.58%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.58%) SAS
8 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 132 (77.19%) AWS
2 58 (33.92%) AWS CloudFormation
3 47 (27.49%) Azure
4 43 (25.15%) GCP
5 35 (20.47%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (16.37%) Serverless
7 24 (14.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (11.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 11 (6.43%) GitHub
10 8 (4.68%) Amazon S3
10 8 (4.68%) AWS Lambda
11 7 (4.09%) Amazon EKS
12 6 (3.51%) Route 53
13 5 (2.92%) Amazon ELB
13 5 (2.92%) AWS CloudTrail
13 5 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (2.34%) OpenShift
15 3 (1.75%) Datadog
15 3 (1.75%) Kong
16 2 (1.17%) Cloudflare
Communications & Networking
1 25 (14.62%) DNS
2 22 (12.87%) TCP/IP
3 6 (3.51%) Internet
4 5 (2.92%) VPN
5 2 (1.17%) BGP
5 2 (1.17%) IPv4
5 2 (1.17%) LAN
5 2 (1.17%) Multicast
5 2 (1.17%) OSPF
5 2 (1.17%) Unicast
5 2 (1.17%) WAN
6 1 (0.58%) Firewall
6 1 (0.58%) HTTP
6 1 (0.58%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.51%) MySQL
2 5 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.34%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.34%) Blockchain
4 3 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.58%) Big Data
6 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 75 (43.86%) Jenkins
2 67 (39.18%) Git (software)
3 49 (28.65%) GitLab
4 20 (11.70%) JIRA
5 13 (7.60%) Bitbucket
5 13 (7.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (5.26%) SonarQube
7 7 (4.09%) git-flow
7 7 (4.09%) Vagrant
8 6 (3.51%) Artifactory
8 6 (3.51%) Selenium
9 5 (2.92%) HP UFT
9 5 (2.92%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.92%) VersionOne
10 4 (2.34%) RSpec
10 4 (2.34%) TeamCity
11 3 (1.75%) Maven
12 2 (1.17%) Apache Continuum
12 2 (1.17%) Chocolatey
General
1 36 (21.05%) Social Skills
2 24 (14.04%) Finance
3 9 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 9 (5.26%) Retail
4 8 (4.68%) Public Sector
5 5 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.92%) Banking
5 5 (2.92%) Legal
6 4 (2.34%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.75%) Law
8 2 (1.17%) Electronics
8 2 (1.17%) Games
9 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.58%) French Language
9 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.58%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 79 (46.20%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (14.62%) AWS Engineer
3 20 (11.70%) Platform Engineer
4 18 (10.53%) AWS DevOps
4 18 (10.53%) Developer
5 14 (8.19%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 11 (6.43%) Cloud Engineer
7 9 (5.26%) Architect
7 9 (5.26%) Consultant
7 9 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
7 9 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 7 (4.09%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (2.92%) AWS Consultant
9 5 (2.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (2.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 4 (2.34%) Automation Engineer
10 4 (2.34%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.34%) DevOps Consultant
10 4 (2.34%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (17.54%) Elastic Stack
2 20 (11.70%) cloud-init
3 14 (8.19%) Node.js
4 12 (7.02%) JSON
5 9 (5.26%) Kafka
5 9 (5.26%) REST
6 7 (4.09%) GraphQL
7 5 (2.92%) React
7 5 (2.92%) YAML
8 3 (1.75%) J2EE
8 3 (1.75%) Spring
9 2 (1.17%) ARM Templates
9 2 (1.17%) Middleware
9 2 (1.17%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.58%) LAMP
10 1 (0.58%) MobX
10 1 (0.58%) React Native
10 1 (0.58%) Redux
10 1 (0.58%) RESTful
10 1 (0.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.53%) Clustering
2 18 (10.53%) PKI
3 13 (7.60%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (7.02%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.51%) Cloud Native
5 6 (3.51%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.92%) Hedge funds
6 5 (2.92%) Private Cloud
7 4 (2.34%) Blog
7 4 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
7 4 (2.34%) Industry 4.0
7 4 (2.34%) Internet of Things
7 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (1.17%) Legacy Systems
9 2 (1.17%) PlayStation
10 1 (0.58%) Legacy Applications
Operating Systems
1 113 (66.08%) Linux
2 31 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 31 (18.13%) Windows
3 22 (12.87%) CentOS
4 12 (7.02%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.68%) Unix
6 6 (3.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.34%) Amazon Linux
8 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.75%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.58%) Debian
10 1 (0.58%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (71.35%) DevOps
2 90 (52.63%) CI/CD
3 64 (37.43%) Configuration Management
4 62 (36.26%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (23.39%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (20.47%) Infrastructure as Code
7 21 (12.28%) Microservices
8 20 (11.70%) Continuous Deployment
9 18 (10.53%) Load Balancing
9 18 (10.53%) Unit Testing
10 16 (9.36%) Infrastructure Automation
10 16 (9.36%) Migration
11 14 (8.19%) Continuous Delivery
11 14 (8.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 14 (8.19%) Software Engineering
12 13 (7.60%) Release Management
13 12 (7.02%) Scrum
14 11 (6.43%) Data Protection
15 9 (5.26%) Decision-Making
16 8 (4.68%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 72 (42.11%) Python
2 54 (31.58%) Bash
3 35 (20.47%) PowerShell
4 34 (19.88%) Ruby
5 31 (18.13%) Go
6 27 (15.79%) Java
7 13 (7.60%) Perl
8 9 (5.26%) Groovy
9 8 (4.68%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.68%) PHP
10 7 (4.09%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.34%) SQL
11 4 (2.34%) TypeScript
12 3 (1.75%) C
13 2 (1.17%) C++
14 1 (0.58%) Bicep
14 1 (0.58%) C#
14 1 (0.58%) ES6
14 1 (0.58%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (25.73%) Security Cleared
2 37 (21.64%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.51%) Degree
4 5 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.75%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.53%) NCSC
2 6 (3.51%) QA
3 5 (2.92%) GDPR
4 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 107 (62.57%) Docker
2 30 (17.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.85%) Active Directory
4 8 (4.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 7 (4.09%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.09%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.34%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.75%) vSphere
8 1 (0.58%) GeoWebCache
Systems Management
1 156 (91.23%) Terraform
2 101 (59.06%) Ansible
3 84 (49.12%) Kubernetes
4 54 (31.58%) Puppet
5 50 (29.24%) Consul
6 35 (20.47%) Docker Swarm
7 31 (18.13%) Prometheus
8 28 (16.37%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (10.53%) Istio
10 17 (9.94%) Graphite
10 17 (9.94%) HAProxy
10 17 (9.94%) linkerd
10 17 (9.94%) Podman
10 17 (9.94%) ZABBIX
11 16 (9.36%) Rancher
12 13 (7.60%) Icinga
13 8 (4.68%) Grafana
14 4 (2.34%) BladeLogic
14 4 (2.34%) SCCM
15 3 (1.75%) Kibana
Vendors
1 39 (22.81%) VMware
2 33 (19.30%) Splunk
3 17 (9.94%) PagerDuty
4 9 (5.26%) Google
4 9 (5.26%) Microsoft
5 6 (3.51%) AppDynamics
6 5 (2.92%) CollabNet
6 5 (2.92%) Oracle
7 4 (2.34%) BMC
7 4 (2.34%) Citrix
7 4 (2.34%) IBM
7 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.34%) SaltStack
8 3 (1.75%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.75%) Cisco
8 3 (1.75%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.17%) Brocade
9 2 (1.17%) Juniper
9 2 (1.17%) New Relic
10 1 (0.58%) HP